North Korea introduces new nuclear law, revamps its nuclear status to “irreversible”
10 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad
North Korea lays down a new law that allows for a nuclear first strike as a security measure. The new law makes their nation’s nuclear status “irreversible” and bars any denuclearization talks said...
North Korea lays down a new law that allows for a nuclear first strike as a security measure. The new law makes their nation’s nuclear status “irreversible” and bars any denuclearization talks said the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un.
The law enables the state to automatically execute potential threats when imposed by enemy forces if it targets its leadership. Passed by the Supreme People’s Assembly, the law came to force on Thursday as a replacement to the 2013 law that had drawn the state’s nuclear status, according to the news agency.
The newly enacted law also bars sharing of nuclear arms or technology with other countries. Experts say the aim is to gain international acceptance of North Korea’s status as a “responsible nuclear state”.
Spectators believe that North Korea was preparing to resume its long-awaited nuclear testing for the first time since 2017 (which was their seventh nuclear test) after remarkable summits with world leaders and then-United States President Donald Trump failed to convince Kim to stop weapons development.
“There is absolutely no such thing as giving up nuclear weapons first, and there is no denuclearization and no negotiation for it”, said Kim in his speech at North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday, as reported by media.
Kim criticized South Korea over their plans to multiply their standard strike capabilities and to hold large-scale military exercises with the US as a measure to counter North Korea’s rising threats.
Kim Jong Un has made infuriating threats of potential nuclear conflict against the US and its allies in the Asian continent. Kim indicated that North Korea would proactively use its nuclear power when under threat as its nuclear weapon expansion advances.